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Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer as director of diversity and inclusion. Warren-Teamer has more than 10 years of experience in community outreach. In her new role at BCBSNE, she will direct and develop the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. “We

By |2020-08-12T15:52:11-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

BCBSNE supports successful WOWT Stuff the Bus back-to-school drive

Because of those who made donations, as well as volunteered in many ways, it was another successful year for Stuff the Bus, WOWT’s annual back-to-school drive to collect school supplies for Omaha-area children in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was an event sponsor and provided its parking lot as a drop

OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

OneWorld Community Health Centers is accustomed to change. The nonprofit has been evolving to serve the Omaha metro for the last 50 years — but never more rapidly than in the last few months. “The pandemic has dramatically affected the work we do,” says CEO Andrea Skolkin. OneWorld is headquartered in Douglas County’s top COVID-19

By |2020-07-24T15:45:04-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-20T14:10:34-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) announced sponsorship of Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and the 21 charities under its umbrella, which continue to support Nebraska’s most vulnerable populations in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CHAD is a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health

By |2020-06-19T15:14:49-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

A pledge to make meaningful change

Today, we, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued the following statement: In recent weeks, we have seen, heard and felt the pain in our own companies and in our communities following the senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd—and too many black men and women before him. We are resolved to answer

By |2020-06-17T08:42:07-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A pledge to make meaningful change

Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

It was a different type of event this year, but it still accomplished the same goal of helping to change lives. This year’s Boys Town Memorial Day Run was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Valerie Schramm, marketing coordinator and Memorial Day Run race director for Boys Town said, “things went really, really well.

By |2020-06-12T16:06:51-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is extending the waiver of member cost shares for in-network coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and inpatient/outpatient treatment, including telehealth, through Sept. 30, 2020. During the pandemic, the company has seen a significant increase in telehealth usage. BCBSNE began waiving member cost shares for telehealth in early March. “In

By |2020-06-01T09:28:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort